It commences with the ever popular Fiddlers Elbow Band playingö at the Dancing Ceilidh, on the Friday evening - this is held in the Mart.
On the Saturday morning we have the Children’s Competitions, for the local First and Middle Schools, the finalé competition being the Dialect Poetry. Also in the morning is the very popular Northumbrian Pipes Workshop Session for the many devotees and a Singing Workshop At 12 noon approx an amalgamation of Highland Pipers from the Rothbury, Neilston, Morpeth and Tÿyneside Bands join forces and start off our outdoor events with a rousing performance. These outdoor displays, held at the Market Cross include Irish, Rapper, Highland and Clog Dancers, and for the younger members of the audience there is the popular Capt. Kettles Puppets.
For further details please contact
Mary Bathgate‚ (01669 620718) or National Park Office ‚Rothbury‚ (01669 620887)
Whilst this is going on the cups and trophies are being competed for at 18 competitions, held at various venues throughout the village. These competitions are the Accordion, Fiddle, Instrumental Pairs, Traditional Singing, Original Composition for both Song and Tune, Dialect Poetry, Miscellaneous Instrument, Ceilidh Bands, Highland Pipes, Piping Pairs, Drumming, Whistle/Recorder, Flute, Northumbrian‚ Pipes, Northumbrian‚ Pipes New Tune, Lowland Pipes, Northumbrian‚ Scottish Small Piping Pairs. All competitions include an award for 16 years and under. Evening starts with an early Concert, by Alistair Anderson, held in the the Parish Church with a varied programme.
A combined session of Northumbrian‚ Pipes and Singing is held in one of the local hotels. Whilst this is going on a non-dancing Ceilidh run by Alistair Anderson is in full swing in the Mart.
On Sunday we have the Final Fling in the morning, which is a dance for all ages, a great opportunity for families to participate. Workshops for fiddle & flute are also held in the morning.